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Math REUs 2012

  1. Feb 11, 2012 #1
    should we start a thread posting when we've started hearing from REUs? so people know roughly when to expect decisions
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 13, 2012 #2
    Surprisingly, no one is discussing this.

    I'm applying to SMALL and Nebraska-Lincoln.

    I made the short-list for the former, hoping to actually get in!
  4. Feb 13, 2012 #3
    I submitted applications to 11 math REU programs. I've heard back from Emory (rejection), am waiting for SMALL, and the other deadlines have not passed yet. The rejection letter from Emory stated that there were more than twice as many applicants as last year... :frown:

    @L'Hôpital: Was the short-list for a specific group or for the program in general? I also applied to SMALL but received no response as of yet.
  5. Feb 14, 2012 #4
    I too made the short list for SMALL :D

    I hope I actually get in too :/

    Since this probably varies from school to school, does anyone know how many applicants some REU's get?
  6. Feb 14, 2012 #5
    :cry: heart-broken..
  7. Feb 14, 2012 #6
    @76: I think it's very project-dependent. Mine was for the Ergodic theory group. I messed up the interview though haha. So, we'll see.

    @doubleaxel: Good luck!
  8. Feb 14, 2012 #7
    @l'Hôpital: Thanks. Why do you think you messed it up? Did you have a phone interview or something? I'm on the short-list for the Number Theory and Probability project. He wants us to read a few papers and write up what we think of the proofs, describe the paper, any related questions,and how we would approach them.
  9. Feb 14, 2012 #8
    Yes, I had a phone interview and we talked for a bit. I kinda psyched myself out, and probably sounded like an idiot haha. Such is life though. He also asked me if I had any questions and I said no, which was probably a bad idea too.

    EDIT: Wait no, I lied. Just got an offer from SMALL! Woot!
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2012
  10. Feb 14, 2012 #9
    I probably would have been so stressed out and freaked out if they called me on the spot! Where else are you applying? Or just Nebraska?
  11. Feb 14, 2012 #10
    Congratulations, l'Hôpital! I expressed interest in the Number Theory & Probability, Knot Theory, and Phylogenetics groups and have not heard back from any of them, so I'm inclined to believe that SMALL is a no-go for me.
  12. Feb 14, 2012 #11
    Congrats l'Hôpital! Maybe....possibly I'll be seeing you over the summer? :)

    How long you have to decide to commit to SMALL?
  13. Feb 14, 2012 #12
    @76: Thanks! Sorry to hear that. : (. Maybe next year?

    @Double: They said I have to make a decision by Thursday morning. I'll probably send an e-mail tonight or tomorrow. So yes, hopefully we'll see each other this summer!
  14. Feb 14, 2012 #13
    congrats! My credentials are as strong as I can make them. Why can't I get into the program I want....:frown:
  15. Feb 15, 2012 #14
    @l'Hôpital: Well, this time next year I will hopefully be awaiting grad school admission results, so... :biggrin: But I'm pretty confident that I'll get into at least one REU. I'm playing the pity card (if there is such a thing), i.e. I go to a small liberal arts school with limited research opportunities, but have a near-perfect math GPA and am motivated enough to have done multiple directed independent studies.

    @R.P.F.: Man, I understand what you're talking about; my credentials are about as strong as they could be, given the limited resources at my school. I hope you'll hear some good news soon though. :smile: Which other programs are you applying to?
  16. Feb 15, 2012 #15
    i am only applying to a small number this year. Other than small, the other one that i'm passionate about is cornell. I have a perfect math GPA and a publication. I also go to a liberal arts college. I got good letters this time. I really dont know what else i could do to improve my chances. Whenever i apply to research programs i just feel i will never get into grad schools.....
  17. Feb 16, 2012 #16
    "I'm on the short-list for the Number Theory and Probability project. He wants us to read a few papers and write up what we think of the proofs, describe the paper, any related questions,and how we would approach them."

    Will you post when you hear back? I'm waiting to hear from that project as well
  18. Feb 16, 2012 #17
    Anyone received an offer from Small's Geometry group??
  19. Feb 16, 2012 #18
    Are you on the short-list?
  20. Feb 16, 2012 #19
    Nope, I haven't heard anything from Small yet. Did u hear from this group?
  21. Feb 16, 2012 #20
    Nope. I was actually just wondering whether each group has a short-list or some group just sent out offers without making a short-list.
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